Conversations and Connections

Practical Advice on Writing

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WHEN 10/18/2014 9:00 AM
WHERE Pittsburgh, PA Chatham University

What is Conversations and Connections?

Conversations and Connnections is a one-day writer's conference that brings together writers, editors, and publishers in a friendly, supportive environment. The conference is organized by Barrelhouse magazine, and has been held for the past 8 years in DC, and the past 2 in Philadelphia. All proceeds go to Barrelhouse and participating small presses and literary magazines.

What Will You Get?

A whole lot of stuff! For your $70 registration fee, you get the full day conference, including the keynote by Roxane Gay, and 3 craft workshop/panel sessions, plus 1 ticket for Speed Dating with Editors, your choice of 1 of the 4 featured books, 1 subscription to a participating literary magazine, and (for those of you 21 or over) our world famous Boxed Wine Happy Hour. Boxed Wine Happy Hour!

What Past Participants Have Said

"I think the most useful thing about the conference was the atmosphere. It was very non-pretentious and inviting. As someone who has never attended a conference before, I suppose I had some preconceived notion. But I thought everyone from the facilitators to the attendees to the panelists were accessible and friendly and helpful. The sense of community and new relationships was well worth it."

About Keynote Speaker Roxane Gay

Author of AN UNTAMED STATE and BAD FEMINIST

New York Times bestselling author Roxane gay is the author of Bad Feminist, An Untamed State, and Hunger, forthcoming from Harper in 2016.

Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Time, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, and many others. She is the co-editor of PANK.

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For a registration fee of $70, you get the full day conference, one of four featured books, a lit mag subscription, one ticket to Speed Dating with Editors, and Boxed Wine Happy Hour. Whoa.

Sponsors, Hosts, Other Awesome Contributors

Conversations and Connections was founded and is organized by Barrelhouse, a nonprofit literary organization that publishes a twice yearly literary magazine, as well as a website where literary things happen.

Conversations and Connections Pittsburgh is hosted by Chatham University and its Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Chatham's groundbreaking MFA focusing on nature, travel writing, and social outreach is the premier graduate program for nurturing students interested in place-based writing and innovative community programs.

Participating Literary Magazines and Small Presses (Many more coming soon!)